In their final tune-up before conference play, the Buckeyes turned in another lackluster effort but hung on to defeat UAB, 29-15, this afternoon in the 'Shoe.
After the Bullets surrendered a 16-play, 80-yard FG drive that trimmed the Ohio State lead to six at 21-15 early in the 4th quarter, Braxton Miller led a 10-play, 71-yard TD drive followed by a two point conversion, putting the Buckeyes in control at 29-15.
In his first start as a Buckeye, Doran Grant picked off an Austin Brown throw on the ensuing possession to seal the deal.
Luke Fickell's defense missed another dozen-plus tackles and gave up 403 yards but surrendered just nine points. Everyone confident heading to East Lansing next weekend? Me neither.
For now, do your best to celebrate the 400th win in Ohio Stadium.